File Metadata on Hover

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A user reports that she used to be able to see the Metadata for a given Word
doc simply by hovering her mouse over the file name in Windows Explorer. Now
all she
sees in the resulting hover window is a box that says "Microsoft Word
Document" and the file size. What can I do to make it such that the Author,
Subject, Title etc from the document properties summary show again? She used
to have Windows 98 with Office 2000. Now she is using XP with Office XP...

Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Steve,

    Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*

    Backup the key by exporting to a REG file.

    In the right-pane, double-click InfoTip value and set it's data as follows:

    prop:Type;DocAuthor;DocTitle;DocSubject;DocComments;Write;Size

    If this problem occurs when accessing a network share, post back. There is a
    different registry value that you need to modify, in that case.


    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Steve Fusco" <SFusco@n0spam.maguiregroup.com> wrote in message
    news:%23LeW3tWUFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >A user reports that she used to be able to see the Metadata for a given
    >Word
    > doc simply by hovering her mouse over the file name in Windows Explorer.
    > Now all she
    > sees in the resulting hover window is a box that says "Microsoft Word
    > Document" and the file size. What can I do to make it such that the
    > Author,
    > Subject, Title etc from the document properties summary show again? She
    > used
    > to have Windows 98 with Office 2000. Now she is using XP with Office XP...
    >
    > Thanks.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks! It is a network share - so could you please provide me with that
    registry fix, as well?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    ToolTips do not display complete information about files that are located on
    a network share:
    http://www.winxptutor.com/quicktip.htm

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Steve Fusco" <SFusco@n0spam.maguiregroup.com> wrote in message
    news:u1nqQ7YUFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks! It is a network share - so could you please provide me with that
    > registry fix, as well?
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    That worked like a charm. Thank you so much.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You're very welcome Steve.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Steve Fusco" <SFusco@n0spam.maguiregroup.com> wrote in message
    news:O9BemzZUFHA.628@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > That worked like a charm. Thank you so much.
    >
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